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Georg Philipp Telemann's Six Sonatas for two flutes of 1726, also known as Flute Duets Op. 2, are dedicated to two young music lovers and, thus, appeal explicitly to a circle of pupils and music lovers. The pieces foster the ability of musical interpretation as well as a playful love of music-making and are thus ideal for music lessons. The sonatas can alternatively be performed on the violin. The new edition of the Wiener Urtext Edition is based on Telemann's original print as well as on two earlier editions which grant insight into the contemporary ornamentation practice. Further suggestions for the performance are given in the Notes on interpretation by Susanne Schrage. The layout of the new edition is clearly designed, page-turns within individual movements have been avoided thanks to fold-out pages. Thus, the proper foundation has been laid both for a historically informed performance and for relaxed musicmaking.
(…) The edition is beautifully presented with extra pages opening out to cover page turns and well presented scholarly notes as well as an excellent preface and notes on interpretation and Telemann's original Forward. lf like me, you find violin duets irresistible and you use them in every lesson you give, these will be an essential edition to your library. (…)
Arco Magazine 12/2012
Telemann's gems of 1726 are dedicated to music lovers and particularly duettists who revel in the art of musical dialogue. In the composer's own words, "Your natural penchant for music .... occasions to me to offer you this modest fruit of my sleepless nights". This exceptionally clear edition of well-loved works is based on Telemann's original print and includes fold-out pages for easy reading. Excellent notes on interpretation and performance practice by Susanne Schrage conclude with the words, "Even more important than following the rules is to enter into a musical conversation". Enjoy Telemann's spirited dialogue!
Stringendo Magazine 04/2013
(…) This core repertoire should be in every flute players' library. It is likely that most readers already own an edition of one sort or another (looking on my shelves while writing this, I notice that in fact I have four different editions), however, I would urge anyone to purchase this particular volume. Even if you already have these sonatas, you will gain a great deal in both knowledge and ease of performance by working from such an excellently produced and pleasing edition.
Pan Magazine 09/2012